HUMIRA

Humira (adalimumab) is a medication used to treat various inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, and others. It belongs to a class of drugs called TNF blockers, which work by targeting a protein in the body that contributes to inflammation.

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What is HUMIRA

Humira (adalimumab) is a medication used to treat various inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, and others. It belongs to a class of drugs called TNF blockers, which work by targeting a protein in the body that contributes to inflammation.

Humira is administered via injection and works to reduce inflammation, relieve symptoms, and potentially slow down the progression of certain conditions. It’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully when using Humira, as it can have side effects and may require regular monitoring.

Humira (adalimumab) is typically administered via subcutaneous injection. Here are the general steps for administering Humira:

  1. Prepare the Injection: Gather all the necessary items, including the Humira prefilled syringe or pen, alcohol swabs, and a sharps disposal container.
  2. Choose the Injection Site: Common injection sites include the thighs, abdomen (except for the area around the navel), or the back of the upper arms. Rotate injection sites to minimize the risk of irritation.
  3. Clean the Injection Site: Use an alcohol swab to clean the chosen injection site. Let the area dry completely before injecting.
  4. Prepare the Pen or Syringe: If using a prefilled pen, remove the cap. If using a prefilled syringe, remove the needle cover. Do not touch the needle or allow it to touch anything before injecting.
  5. Administer the Injection: Hold the pen or syringe at a 45- to 90-degree angle against the skin and inject the medication subcutaneously. Push the plunger or press the button to inject the medication.
  6. Remove the Needle or Pen: If using a syringe, withdraw the needle straight out and immediately dispose of it in a sharps container. If using a pen, replace the cap and dispose of it properly.
  7. Dispose of Supplies: Dispose of used needles and syringes properly in a sharps container as directed by your healthcare provider or local guidelines.

Always follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider or the instructions that come with the  medication. They may provide more detailed information or variations based on your specific situation or the type of Humira product you’re using. If you’re unsure about the administration process, don’t hesitate to consult your healthcare provider or a pharmacist for guidance.

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